Lutheran Liturgical Prayer Brotherhood 

 

Singing and Praying the Psalm Collects

 

Psalm Prayers for each of the 150 Psalms are printed after the instruction for chanting Collects.

 

 

 

Singing the Collects

 

Collects are pointed with a grave accent (`). Using the Collect for Christmas Day as a model, the manner of chanting Collects is given below. Note the two kinds of cadence: Metrum and Flexa. The Metrum is indicated by the grave accent followed by a colon. The Flexa is indicated by the grave accent followed by any other punctuation.

Metrum

 

 

Psalm 1

Psalm-prayer. Make us, O Lord, like a most fruitful tree, planted in Thy garden; and vouchsafe that we, being watered by the showers of Thy grace, may bring forth to Thee plenteousness of fruit in due season; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 2

Psalm-prayer. Break in sunder, O Lord, we beseech Thee, the chains of our sins; that, taking upon us Thy light yoke and easy burden, we may serve Thee, with fear and reverence, all the days of our life; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 3

Psalm-prayer. Pour forth, O Lord, Thy blessing upon Thy people, that being fortified by Thy Resurrection, we may not be afraid of ten thousands of the adversaries that have set themselves against us round about; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 4

Psalm-prayer. Hear us, we beseech thee, O Lord, and have mercy upon us in our tribulations; and, as Thou alone art glorious over the people, give spiritual gladness to us, who look for the hope of Thine eternal kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 5

Psalm-prayer. O merciful Lord, who understandest the groaning of the contrite heart before it is expressed; make us, we pray Thee, the temple of the Paraclete, to the end that we, trusting in Thee, may be compassed with the shield of celestial mercy; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 6

Psalm-prayer. O Christ, Son of the Living God, whose beauty in Thy passion departed for very heaviness and was worn away because of all Thine enemies; heal the wounds of our hearts, that Thy grace being confirmed in us, we may so put our trust in Thy passion as to find our glory in Thy Resurrection; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 7

Psalm-prayer. O God, that searchest the heart and triest the reins, deliver us from them that persecute us: and grant us, through the expectation of Thy judgment, such firm trust of heart that we may never recompense to our enemies evil for evil; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 8

Psalm-prayer. We beseech Thy Name, O Lord, which is great, wonderful, and holy, that as Thou didst create the beasts of the field for the service of man, so Thou wouldst cause man to delight in the service of Thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 9

Psalm-prayer. Open, O merciful Lord, Thine ears to our prayers, Thou who never forsakest them that trust in Thee: so that we, being lifted up from the gates of perpetual death, may be able safely to escape the snares of the Tempter; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 10

Psalm-prayer. We pray Thee, O Lord, to preserve us unhurt from the works of Antichrist; to the end that we, deserting him and acknowledging Christ the Lord, may follow Thee by our faith, and may glorify Thee by good works; through the same, our Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 11

Psalm-prayer. Let Thy merciful eyes, O Lord, vouchsafe to look upon our low estate; and protect us with the armour of faith, that we, being preserved from the arrows of the wicked, may be able to keep truth and righteousness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 12

Psalm-prayer. Have mercy, most holy Father, on our infirmity, and grant to us to receive and to hold fast Thy words in a pure heart, that we may be able to turn away from the flattering speeches of Thine enemies; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 13

Psalm-prayer. Turn not away, O Almighty God, Thy face from us, lest our adversaries should be exalted over us; but so kindle our souls into the joy of Thy salvation that we may escape the sleep of the second death; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 14

Psalm-prayer. Vouchsafe, O Lord, to look down from Thy holy heaven upon the children of men, and grant us to know the way of peace; that we, being set free from the hard captivity of vice, may enjoy the habitations of the heavenly Jerusalem; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 15

Psalm-prayer. Grant to us, merciful God, to enter Thy church without spot, and turn us away from doing evil to our neighbors; that while we observe all things according to Thy precepts, we may not be afflicted by Thy punishments forever; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 16

Psalm-prayer. Preserve, O Lord, them that put their trust in Thee, and conform our will to Thine; that we, enlightened by the joy of Thy Resurrection, may be made glad at Thy right hand with all Thy saints; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 17

Psalm-prayer. Keep us, O Lord, as the apple of Thine eye, lest the whirlwind of carnal concupiscence should injure the eyes of our innocence: guard us under the shadow of Thy wings, that we may not be seduced by the allurements of those pleasures that lie in wait for us; that we, who, up to this day, stand firm by the help of Thy grace, may, when Thy glory shall appear, be satisfied with it; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 18

Psalm-prayer. O most merciful God, foundation of our hope, and refuge in our affliction, preserve us from our enemies, and from the snares of death, that we, being delivered from the multitude of our afflictions, may most devoutly give thanks to Thy holy Name, with the purity of innocence; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 19

Psalm-prayer. Most gracious God, who didst proceed from the virginal shrine to liberate us, and didst thus at length ascend to the right hand of the Father: we beseech Thy boundless mercy, that we, being converted to Thy law, illuminated by Thy commandments, made wise by Thy testimonies, may be cleansed from our secret faults, and delivered from our enemies; who livest and reignest with the same Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 20

Psalm-prayer. Fulfill, O Lord, our petitions, and accept us as a burnt-offering well-pleasing to Thee: that we, having overthrown the chariots of our enemies, may rejoice in the protections of Thy salvation; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 21

Psalm-prayer. Go before us, O Lord, with the blessings of goodness, and fulfill our requests according to Thy will: that while we sing and praise Thy power, we may obtain a long life, even for ever and ever; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 22

Psalm-prayer. God, that art the source of mercy, who for us didst descend into the womb of the Virgin; wast nailed to the cross; didst behold Thy garments divided; didst rise Victor from hell; we beseech Thee that Thou, remembering this Thy conversation among us, wouldst free Thy people from the mouth of the lion, as Thou didst once deliver our fathers that hoped in Thee; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 23

Psalm-prayer. Shepherd us, O Lord, with the sweet rod and staff of Thy Word, that we may obtain a place in Thine eternal habitation, and be filled with the plenitude of the celestial banquet; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 24

Psalm-prayer. O God, the establisher of the world, to whom all the fulness of the earth is obedient: restore us to innocency of life, that Thou going before us, we may ascend to the hill of sanctification; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 25

Psalm-prayer. Deliver us, O most merciful God, from all our miseries, for we lift up our souls unto Thee; remember not, we pray Thee, the sins of our youth and our former ignorance; and if we have through negligence offended Thee, do Thou, of Thy mercy, pardon us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 26

Psalm-prayer. Grant, O Lord, Thy mercy to them that call upon Thee; and make us so constant in Thy truth that, our acts being restored to innocency, we may be freed from the wicked; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 27

Psalm-prayer. O God, which art the helper of all, defend us from the camps and the wars of the enemy; so that we, dwelling in the eternity of Thy House, may behold Thy face by spiritual contemplation; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 28

Psalm-prayer. O God, the strength of all, preserve Thy people from going down into the pit; and so knit us together with one heart in Thy holy temple, that the peace which we profess with our mouth we may hold in our heart; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 29

Psalm-prayer. Grant, O Lord, strength to Thy people against the ills of all adversity; enrich us with the blessing of Thy peace, that in the abundance of our quiet we may all give glory to Thee in Thy holy Temple, and forgetting the misfortunes of this life, may ever render to Thee honour and praise; through our Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 30

Psalm-prayer. O most mighty God, who liftest us up, suffer not our enemies to triumph over us; but do Thou so strengthen us by Thy might, that, our mourning being turned into joy, we may ever give thanks at the remembrance of Thy holiness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 31

Psalm-prayer. We beseech Thee, O Lord, to bestow upon us the ineffable bounty of Thy sweetness; to the end that, while we seek for Thy truth, we may overcome all the temptations of pride; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 32

Psalm-prayer. O Holy Lord, who forgiving sins, dost give blessedness to them that confess Thee, hear the prayer of Thy present family, and having destroyed the sting of sin, bedew us with spiritual exultation; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 33

Psalm-prayer. Feed, O Lord, Thy people, in the time of famine, with Thy Word, and deliver our souls from the death of sin; that, being filled with Thy mercy, we may, through Thy gift, be admitted to the joys of the righteous; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 34

Psalm-prayer. O God, Ruler of the angels and of all creatures, send forth Thine Angel to encamp round about us, that we, being guarded by His protection, may be delivered from the most evil death of sin; through the same, our Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 35

Psalm-prayer. O God, our salvation and protection, arm us with the Helmet of Hope, and with the Shield of Thy glorious Defense, that we, being helped by Thee in all time of our necessity, may enter into the joy of them that love Thee; through the same our Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 36

Psalm-prayer. O God, who art the fountain and source of everlasting life, glorify us with Thy heavenly mercy; that we, being satisfied with the fatness of Thy house, may evermore shun all deceit and excess of iniquity; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 37

Psalm-prayer. O God, the blessedness of all who put their trust in Thee, who art both the witness and the judge of them that contend in the race of righteousness; we pray Thee that Thou wouldest so keep them from falling in this life, that Thou mayest crown them in the life to come; through our Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 38

Psalm-prayer. O Thou that art the healer both of soul and body, send forth Thy salvation and make us whole: that while we deplore all our sickness and all our infirmity, we may by Thy strength overcome the temptations of the enemy; through the same our Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 39

Psalm-prayer. O Christ, Son of the Living God, who for our sakes was made the Bread of the universe, grant that we may never be led away by the tempation of our enemy, but may follow Thee in the true government of our tongue; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 40

Psalm-prayer. God, which art the only expectation of Thy saints, whose advent into this world is set forth in the volume of the Book, graft, we pray Thee, Thy law in our hearts; to the end that we, declaring Thy righteousness, may be saved from every peril; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 41

Psalm-prayer. O everlasting God, who dost forgive and pass by our sins, and in whose promise to show mercy to the needy we put all our hope of escaping the evil day, have compassion, we pray Thee, on our sorrows; so that while Thou gently concealest our casual faults, Thou mayest graciously give us the pardon of our souls; through the same our Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 42

Psalm-prayer. O God, who in the daytime commandest Thy mercy, and in the night manifestest Thyself, we pray Thee that Thou wouldst both in the day defend us for our salvation, and in the night protect us for our rest; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 43

Psalm-prayer. Almighty God, fountain of perpetual light, we pray Thee that, sending out Thy truth into our hearts, Thou wouldst lighten us with the new brightness of Thine eternal light; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 44

Psalm-prayer. Arise, O Lord, and help us, and deliver us from all temptations of Satan; and do Thou, who in the days of our fathers didst overthrow the plotting of Thine enemies, deliver us by the light of Thy countenance from the snares of the devil; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 45

Psalm-prayer. O Christ, the Word of the Father, by whom all things were created; keep, we beseech Thee, Thy Church gathered together from the various nations of the Gentiles; that loving Thee with a pure heart, we may inherit participation of Thine eternal kingdom; where with the Father and the Holy Ghost, Thou livest and reignest, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 46

Psalm-prayer. O most merciful Lord, our consolation and refuge, sanctify with the river of Thy grace the tabernacles of our hearts, that Thou, the God of Jacob, helping us, every earthly enemy may be overthrown; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 47

Psalm-prayer. O God, the King of all ages, Whose empire extendeth over all people, enlarge, we beseech Thee, our dominion over the different tribes of vices that are to be put under our feet; to the end that while we sing praises to Thee, our God, with understanding, we may tread them down through Thy help; through the same our Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 48

Psalm-prayer. O God, Thou that art great and terrible, who art adorned as the glorious prince in the heavenly Jerusalem, expand our souls with spiritual knowledge, that Thy mercy tabernacling within our breasts, we may be deemed worthy to tell forth Thy Holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 49

Psalm-prayer. Fill, O Lord, our mouths with Thy wisdom; that we, being always mindful that Thou didst become man, and didst redeem us from the power of the grave, may be filled with the light of Thy countenance; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 50

Psalm-prayer. O Lord, God of gods, we beseech Thee, that Thou wouldest receive from us the sacrifice of praise; so that we, being set free from the burden of our sins, may patiently run the race that is set before us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 51

Psalm-prayer. We beseech Thee, O Lord God, to turn Thy face from our sins, and to blot out all our transgressions; and as the publican, who stood afar off, was heard in his humility, so hear us not for our own merits, but for the merits of Him who, being co-equal with Thee, His Father, yet for our sakes took upon Him the form of a servant, our Lord Jesus Christ; who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 52

Psalm-prayer. Only-begotten Word of the Father, Thou who art long-suffering towards the people that rise up against Thee, and of Thine infinite love dost endure the mighty man who boasteth in mischief; grant of Thine infinite goodness that we may follow Thine example of pardon; and may also have our portion among those that have been forgiven; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 53

Psalm-prayer. We beseech Thee, O Lord Jesus Christ, that we by Thy help being saved from our enemies, may both in will and deed follow Thee, our head who art in heaven; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 54

Psalm-prayer. Save us, O Lord, by Thy Name, and avenge us by Thy strength; bring us out of trouble, and fill us with gladness, to the end that while Thy salvation is fully bestowed on us, Thy glory may joyfully be chanted by us; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 55

Psalm-prayer. Lord Jesus, who wast before all ages with the Father and the Holy Ghost, and yet didst in the latter days take upon Thyself the nature of man, and wast betrayed by Thy companion and own familiar friend; grant, we beseech Thee, that we, praising Thee at morning, and evening, and noonday, may hear Thy Voice, because Thou art pleased to hear ours; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 56

Psalm-prayer. O God, we set forth to Thee, our Life, that Life which by death destroyed death; so that Thou, regarding not our merits, but His love, may both put our tears into Thy bottle in this life, and may everlastingly wipe them away in the Land of the Living; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 57

Psalm-prayer. Take away, we beseech Thee, O Lord, the iniquity of this Thy family, which putteth its trust under the shadow of Thy wings; to the end that, Thy mercy being sent down from heaven, we may be preserved from the snares of our enemies, and from the nets of them that do evil; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 58

Psalm-prayer. Almighty God, who settest menís minds upon righteousness, and causest them to judge the thing that is right; grant that there may be neither evil on our lips, nor iniquity in our hearts; so that good speaking in tongue be not unaccompanied by right works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 59

Psalm-prayer. O Christ, Son of God, who, without cause of sin, wast even delivered unto death, and caught in the snare of the fowlers; grant that, through Thine unmerited death, the death which we merit may be overcome, that Thou, who, though innocent, wast given up for us, mayest through the gift of innocency make us come at length in blessedness to Thee; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 60

Psalm-prayer. Most merciful God, save Thy suppliant people with the help of Thy right hand: that while in tribulation it is roused to good works, it may ever be comforted by Thy grace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 61

Psalm-prayer. O Lord, vouchsafe to grant us, that conformed to Thy glory, and delivered from the corruption of the second death, we may sing to Thy Name in the performance of our spiritual vows; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 62

Psalm-prayer. Subdue our souls unto Thee, O Lord; for Thou art our very expectation: that we, rejecting the uncertainty of riches, and despising all earthly vanity, may follow Thee only; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 63

Psalm-prayer. O God, our God, grant that we may watch unto Thee in prayer from the light of the Spirit, and thirst for Thee, that by the gift of Thy grace, our soul may be filled with the marrow and fatness of virtue, and clinging to Thee by faith, may be lifted up by Thy right hand into the heavenly places; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the same Holy Spirit, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 64

Psalm-prayer. O God, the Protection of all believers, keep Thy Church from the counsel of the wicked, who strive to assault it with secret arrows; that holding to Thee with a sound and right mind, it may always rejoice in the Thy work and may wisely consider of Thy doing; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 65

Psalm-prayer. O God, the hope of all the ends of the earth, hearken to the humble prayer of Thy family, that while it praiseth Thee with tuneful harmony and the chanted hymn, it may, adorned by the gift of the Comforter, be enriched with abundant fruit; through the same our Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 66

Psalm-prayer. Instil into our mind, O Lord, the glory of Thy praise, that while we shun the burnings of this world, we may, under Thy guidance, be carried into eternal refreshment; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 67

Psalm-prayer. Show the light of Thy Countenance upon us, O Lord, and pour Thy blessing abundantly into our breasts; that our hearts, bedewed with the gladness of Thy light, may know Thy way upon earth, and be glad in the full knowledge of the holy faith among all nations; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 68

Psalm-prayer. O Lord our God, who, vouchsafing a spiritual banquet to the righteous, makest them joyful in gladness: grant that Thy flock may understand Thy death, and confess Thee, the Victor over death, sitting at the right hand of the Father; who livest and reignest with the same Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 69

Psalm-prayer. O most merciful Lord, hear us in the truth of Thy salvation, that, delivered from the filth of sin, we may be written in the Book of Life by Thy heavenly finger; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 70

Psalm-prayer. O Everlasting God, whose help is inexhaustible, make haste to help Thy humble servants, that overcoming the reproaches of the ungodly, we may ever be guarded by Thine aid; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 71

Psalm-prayer. Incomprehensible ruler of the throne on high, who sufferest not them that trust in Thee to be condemned to everlasting confusion, fill our lips, we beseech Thee, with Thy praise, and ever inspire us with thoughts of holy things; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 72

Psalm-prayer. O Lord, to Whom the kings and the isles bring gifts, Who with Thine unconquered power, and through Thy heavenly pity, camest to save the poor from the mighty, and frail mankind from the sway of the ancient enemy; seeing that we are far from Thee, and in need of Thy mercies, that we are subject to his unrighteousness, tied and bound with the chains of our sins, let Thy lovingkindness deliver us now from his service, restore us to Thee, and keep us safely to abide with Thee, that we, who confess ourselves redeemed by The mercy, may hereafter glory in the gifts attained by Thy bounty; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 73

Psalm-prayer. O Lord, make us ever hold fast to Thee, and in Thee put all our trust, that we may tell of Thy praises in the everlasting gates; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 74

Psalm-prayer. O God, creator of all the elements, King everlasting before the worlds, remember Thy flock which Thou hast redeemed by the shedding of Thine own Blood, and graciously hear the voices of all them that seek Thee, O Saviour of the world; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 75

Psalm-prayer. O Good Shepherd, who, for the ransom of Thy mortal sheep, hast drunk the cup of the Passion; we humbly call upon Thy Name, that, stablishing us upon the pillars of wisdom, Thou wouldst strengthen us with the hallowing of Thy sevenfold Spirit; who livest and reignest with the Father and the same Spirit, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 76

Psalm-prayer. Grant, O fearsome God, effectual working to the thoughts which confess Thee, that we, enlightened from the everlasting hills, may, while we look for the glory of Thy resurrection, be free from shame in the judgment to come; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 77

Psalm-prayer. O God incomprehensible, who doest great wonders, who changedst the waters, which once stood still in Thy sight, at later time into wine, we humbly beseech Thee to hear the voice of our crying, to bestow on us such remembrance that we may never forget Thee; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 78

Psalm-prayer. Almighty God, most bountiful provider, refresh us with the food of spiritual manna; that guided by the skilfulness of Thine hands, we may glory at Thy right hand in the mountain Thou hast purchased; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 79

Psalm-prayer. O Lord, let Thy mercy speedily come before us, for there is neither comforting hope, nor trust in merit, nor helpful assistance to support us; but the guilt and trouble of our life, the consciousness of our sins, or the vengeance on our offences rebukes us in our unrest. Deliver us for the glory of Thy Name, and purge away our sins for Thy Nameís sake, that when Thou hast done both for Thyself, and hast looked on Thy people with Thy wonted loving-kindness, we may give Thee glory for our deliverance, and obtain propitiation through Thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 80

Psalm-prayer. Visit, O Lord, this vine, which Thou hast brought out of the Egypt of troubles with Thy strong Right Hand; that quickened by the light of Thy countenance, it may be glad with the plenteousness of good fruits in Thee; through the same, Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 81

Psalm-prayer. Open, O Lord, the mouths of Thy humble servants to show forth Thy praise, that leaving the works of Egypt behind, we may rejoice in the confession of Thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 82

Psalm-prayer. Arise, O Lord, who judgest the earth, and as Thou dwellest in loving ownership of the faith of all nations, suffer us not to abide in darkness, but cause us to see the light of Thy truth, that we may build the foundations of our faith not upon the sand, which the whirlwind may cast down, but on the rock, whose strength Thou art; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 83

Psalm-prayer. Let the Gentiles, for whom Thou didst hang upon the rood of the Cross, know, O Christ, that Thy Name is the LORD, and let knowledge bring them back to their Maker, as ignorance gave them up to sloth, that they may be converted through knowledge of the faith, and rejoice in the hope of glory; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 84

Psalm-prayer. O God, the defender of them that trust in Thee, save us who abide in Thy service, that separated from the tents of the ungodly, we may be fitted to dwell in Thy holy house; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 85

Psalm-prayer. Forgive, O Lord, the offences of Thy people, and show us Thy mercy, to lead us, with righteousness going before, in the way of peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 86

Psalm-prayer. Rejoice, O Lord, the countenance of Thy servants; and deliver our souls from the lowest hell, that protected by Thy mercy, we may with spiritual strength tread fleshly desires under foot; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 87

Psalm-prayer. O God, the foundation of our faith, who settest up the gates of eternity with the strong wall of righteousness in holy minds as upon lofty mountains; grant that we may believe gloriously in Thee, and confess by preaching that Thou wast made Man for our redemption; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 88

Psalm-prayer. O God, Redeemer of all, and ineffable giver of our salvation, who passing into hell for us, wast free among the dead, hear the prayer of Thy servants, and deliver us from the grievous bondage of the crafty foe; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 89

Psalm-prayer. Deliver our souls, O Lord, from the hand of hell; who for us didst mightily break hell to pieces, that we, singing Thy mercies, may be delivered from the shame of our sins and from everlasting death; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 90

Psalm-prayer. Keep us, O Lord, from one generation to another, and let not us, who have clung to Thy foundation, be carried away with this present world, but arise to be our Comforter in trouble, and by the bestowal of joy wipe away our sorrows; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 91

Psalm-prayer. Grant us, O Lord, by invocation of Thy Name, to tread under foot the deadly poison of the adder and dragon, that Thou mayest show us Thy salvation, and we be protected under the shadow of Thy shield against the snares of the spiritual enemy; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 92

Psalm-prayer. O God, the eternal rejoicing of the saints, who makest the righteous, strengthened with divers gifts of good things, to flourish unfadingly in the palm-bearing courts; we beseech Thee, that putting away the weight of our sins, Thou mayest bestow upon us fellowship with them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 93

Psalm-prayer. O Lord Almighty, Jesus Christ, who, clothed with the Fatherís strength, hast set heaven, sea, and earth in their places; hearken unto Thy humble servants: grant us faith in Thy testimonies, and clothe us with strength and beautiful holiness; who livest and reignest with the same Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 94

Psalm-prayer. Teach us, O Lord, out of Thy law, and be our refuge in trouble, who wisely teachest man knowledge and givest him rest; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 95

Psalm-prayer. O God, the glorious salvation of all Thy people, graciously look upon the sheep of Thy pasture, and bestowing upon them the salt of prudence, vouchsafe to bring them unhurt into everlasting rest; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 96

Psalm-prayer. O God, the Maker of heaven, Creator of earth, to whom all the earth payeth the melody of a new song, we beseech Thee, that as we humbly confess Thee reigning from the tree, so leaving behind us all Gentile error, we may with keen perception await the glory of Thy future coming; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 97

Psalm-prayer. O God, Preserver of holy souls, whose kingdom is the perfect lot of the righteous, grant that the lightnings of the prophets and evangelists may enter into our hearts, and if there be aught found therein covered with the ancient veil, let it be disclosed by the revelation of the Holy Ghost; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 98

Psalm-prayer. O Lord, who hast openly shewed Thy righteousness to all the Gentiles, and Thy salvation unto our minds, grant that as Thou didst once come to be judged on behalf of the lost, Thou mayest bestow mercy when Thou comest to judge, on them for whom Thou wast judged; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 99

Psalm-prayer. O God, high upon the throne, we pray and beseech Thee, that having the pillar of light shining upon us, we may, be Thy protection, keep to the rule of the priestly order; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 100

Psalm-prayer. We rejoice in thee, O Lord everlasting, with gladness and exultation, beseeching Thee, that while the gates of our hearts are thrown open in Thy praise, they may also be flung wide to receive Thy mercy and truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 101

Psalm-prayer. O God of measureless might, who graciously bestowest mercy and judgment upon Thy servants; grant that we may faithfully love Thee, enter upon the right way, and depart from the vanity of hateful pride; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 102

Psalm-prayer. Hearken, O Lord, graciously to the prayers of Thy humble servants, that we who, bound in our sins, have withered like grass, may be lifted up by the glance of Thy heavenly mercy; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 103

Psalm-prayer. O Lord, heal the infirmities of Thy people, who dost always pity sinners as a father his children; that delivered from the destruction of everlasting death, our soul may praise Thee, and our life glorify Thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 104

Psalm-prayer. O Lord God Almighty, who hast commanded the evening and the morning, and the noontide to be called one day, and hast bidden the sun to know his going down: pierce, we beseech Thee, the darkness of our hearts, that as Thou sheddest Thy rays, we may acknowledge Thee to be Very God and Light everlasting; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 105

Psalm-prayer. O Lord, we beseech Thee, as we call upon Thy Name, that as Thou didst feed our fathers with angelsí food when the power of Thy Name went before them, so Thou wouldst cherish and renew us also with mystical delicacies; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 106

Psalm-prayer. Remember us, O Lord, according to the favour Thou bearest unto Thy people; and setting us free from the bondage of sin, save us by the visiting of Thy salvation; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 107

Psalm-prayer. We confess Thy mercies, O Lord, which Thou constantly diplayest towards our need, beseeching Thee, that Thou, who art exalted in the Churches, and sittest at the right hand of the Father on His throne, mayest grant us to understand and ponder the secret of such great lovingkindness; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 108

Psalm-prayer. Fill our ready heart, O Lord, with that gift whereby Thou mayest be pleased, that we may praise Thee with knowledge of the truth, and formed anew for the better, may rejoice in Thine honour; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 109

Psalm-prayer. O God of unequaled mercy, who didst vouchsafe to undergo a curse, that Thou mightest save us from the curse of the Law, we beseech Thee that, dealing with us in mercy for Thy Nameís sake, Thou wouldst deliver us from the sins which pursue us and the ungodly which molest us; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 110

Psalm-prayer. O God, begotten before the morning star, who wast before the beginning of every creature, we pray and beseech Thee that as Thou, sitting at the right hand of the Father, hast put Thine enemies under Thy feet, so Thou mayest make us meet for Thy service, doing away with the dominion of sin; who livest and reignest with the same Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 111

Psalm-prayer. O God, glorious confession of all saints, grant us the fear of Thy Name, which Thou hast declared to be the beginning of wisdom, that joined to the councils of Thy servants, we may be filled with the banquet of Thy mercy; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 112

Psalm-prayer. O God, everlasting light of the upright in heart, grant that we may love Thee; and make us glad with Thy glory, and so disperse abroad in this world, that we may hear no evil tidings in that which is to come; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 113

Psalm-prayer. Almighty God, we who praise Thy holy Name, beseech Thee that as Thou hast placed us in the bosom of our Mother, the Church, so Thou wouldst unite us in steadfastness of love; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 114

Psalm-prayer. O God, mightiest of all beings, who turnest the rock into a standing water, let the earth of our bodies be moved to repentance at Thy presence, that there may thence be glory to Thy Name for mercifully granting us salvation in everlasting blessedness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 115

Psalm-prayer. O God, unspeakable Name of Trinity, who didst awe the streams of Jordan with the aspect of Thy light, grant that Thou mayest never suffer those whom Thou hast washed and renewed in Holy Baptism to be defiled with the idols of image-worship; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 116

Psalm-prayer. O Lord, washer away of sins, who quickly comfortest the soul that faithfully calleth on Thee, we beseech Thee that Thou wouldst deliver us from the peril of hell, and doing away with the death of sin, restore us to the land of the living; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 117

Psalm-prayer. O most Almighty Lord God, who art praised by the mouth of all nations, we beseech Thee to enlarge our soul with Thy truth, and to confirm Thy merciful kindness upon us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 118

Psalm-prayer. O most merciful God, consolation of our troubles, who bedewest the tabernacles of the righteous with joy and gladness, exalt Thy Church with the power of Thy mighty right hand, that it may become the gate of righteousness, and so bind itself together with the steadfast corner-stone as to shine with glory in Thy resurrection; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 119 i

Psalm-prayer. Forsake us not utterly, O Lord; and as Thou teachest us by trial, so, we beseech Thee, confirm us with Thine unconquerable might; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 119 ii

Psalm-prayer. Let us delight, O Lord, in the way of Thy testimonies, as in all manner of riches; lest we should lack anything when we know Thee to be with us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 119 iii

Psalm-prayer. O God, who removest the darkness of sin, and makest us behold the wondrous things out of Thy law, take away from us the shame of our sins, and grant us the keeping of Thy commandments; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 119 iv

Psalm-prayer. Remove from us, O Lord, the way of unrighteousness, and with Thy Word have mercy on us, that Thou mayest take away the habit of sin, and, enlarging our heart, grant us perseverance in running the way of Thy commandments; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 119 v

Psalm-prayer. Quicken us, O Lord, in Thy righteousness, incline our heart unto Thy testimonies, and not to covetousness, give us also understanding that we may know Thy law, and keep it with our whole heart; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 119 vi

Psalm-prayer. Let Thy mercies come unto us, O Lord, that wrath be not fierce against us; and let us have for our healing the Saviour whom we behold as our propitiation and Judge; through the same, Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 119 vii

Psalm-prayer. O God, who during this time of waiting comfortest us in lowliness with the hope of everlasting life, grant us always to serve Thee in the house of our pilgrimage, and grant that we may enjoy the blessedness of our eternal country; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 119 viii

Psalm-prayer. Be Thou our portion, O Lord: grant that we may keep Thy law, to the end that Thou mayest be our heritage, and Thyself possess us without end; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 119 ix

Psalm-prayer. O Christ our God, who didst bear the suffering of Thy Passion for us all, when Thou wast found peaceful among them that hated peace; and innocent wast crucified by the guilty, and so by Thy death dost transfix the death of mankind; Grant that the multiplied unrighteousness of the proud may not prevail against us, and that the meditation of Thy law may not depart from the affections of our heart; that as Thou only hast endured death and the grave for us, Thou mayest bestow the light and reward of eternal life upon them that believe in Thee; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 119 x

Psalm-prayer. We know, O Lord, that Thy judgment is just; but we beseech Thy mercy, that Thy compassions may come upon us, that we be not confounded with the proud nor condemned with the ungodly; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 119 xi

Psalm-prayer. O God, whose Word the eyes of the soul desire, and for whose salvation they faint, help us in our days, that we fall not by the persecution of unrighteousness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 119 xii

Psalm-prayer. O God, whose truth and Word abide in heaven; whose light and day continue, make us to abide steadfastly in Thy service, that we may be the children of light; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 119 xiii

Psalm-prayer. Vouchsafe, O Lord, that we may so love Thy law, as to meditate on it always in our heart, and ever to go onward in works that are acceptable unto Thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 119 xiv

Psalm-prayer. Let Thy Word, O Lord, be a lamp unto our feet, and a light to our paths, that it may teach us to understand, and show us whither we are hastening; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 119 xv

Psalm-prayer. O God, who commandest us always to love our enemies, and to keep Thy law, enlighten the eyes of our heart, that by Thy constant help we may begin to obey Thee, and be delivered from evil works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 119 xvi

Psalm-prayer. Teach us, O Lord, to do judgment and justice, that we be not left to our oppressors, nor be put under unrighteous slanderers, but loving Thy words with steadfast minds, may be delivered from all evil snares; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 119 xvii

Psalm-prayer. Show the light of Thy countenance upon us, O Lord, that the declaration of Thy words may enlighten our hearts and understanding, and nourish the breasts of the simple, that whilst we desire Thy commandments, we may with open heart take in the Spirit of wisdom and understanding; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the same Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 119 xviii

Psalm-prayer. Make us, Thy servants, O Lord, to love Thy fiery word, to drive out the filth of our sins with its heat, and to kindle in us the light of knowledge; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 119 xix

Psalm-prayer. Hear our voice, O Lord, according to Thy plenteous mercy, and condemn us not as the guilty, but in Thy love and mercifulness reward us as the blessed; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 119 xx

Psalm-prayer. O God, who hast put the salvation of the faithful far from the wicked, be mindful of Thy mercies, and protect our lowliness from the assaults of the ungodly; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 119 xxi

Psalm-prayer. Great peace have they which love Thy law, O Lord, and nothing shall make them stumble. Grant that we, who do not prefer anything in this world to Thy love, may never be troubled in our thoughts; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 119 xxii

Psalm-prayer. Let our prayer, O Lord, enter into the presence of Thy majesty, and as Thou hast recalled us like lost sheep from our former errors, so grant that, taught by the preaching of Thy judgments, we may attain to the full grace of Thy loving-kindness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 120

Psalm-prayer. O God, merciful softener of our trouble, deliver the souls of the faithful far from the lips of the ungodly slanderers, that defended by spiritual aids, they may not be overthrown by any attacks; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 121

Psalm-prayer. O Lord God, keeper of Israel, who neither slumberest nor sleepest, keep Thy people, and that we be not burned by day, defend us from the scandals of this world; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 122

Psalm-prayer. Almighty God, vouchsafe to bestow plenteousness of peace on them that walk in the courts of Thine house, that while we give thanks unto Thee with all the eagerness of our hearts, we may attain Thy good things in heavenly places; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 123

Psalm-prayer. O God, dweller in the heavens, unto Thee do we lift up our eyes in prayer, that Thou mayest put to silence the scorning of the proud, and graciously bestow on us Thy wonted mercy; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 124

Psalm-prayer. Shut, O Lord, the gaping mouths of the wicked, who attempt to devour us with the cruel teeth of slander, that we, who trust not in our own strength, may be defended by the help of Thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 125

Psalm-prayer. Drive away, O Lord, from the lot of the righteous, the wickedness of the evil who arise against it, that they who trust in Thee may not be shaken with any temptations; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 126

Psalm-prayer. Comfort Thy people, O Lord, and deliver us from the evil captivity of sin, that what we sow here in tears, we may reap in joy through Thy bounty; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 127

Psalm-prayer. O God, the builder of spiritual houses, we beseech Thee to keep us, and uniting us unto Thine elect, fill our desire and will with Thy love; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 128

Psalm-prayer. Bless us, O Lord, who fear Thee, and make us to walk continually in Thy ways; bless us with Thy holy benediction, that we may behold the everlasting joys of Jerusalem; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 129

Psalm-prayer. Defend Thy Church, O Lord, with the protection of Thy right hand, from all wickedness of them that war against her, that when her enemies are turned back, she may be filled by Thee with holy benediction; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 130

Psalm-prayer. O Lord, we beseech Thee: let Thy merciful ears attend to the prayer of Thy humble servants, because with Thee there is forgiveness of sins; that Thou mayest not mark our iniquities, but vouchsafe to us Thy mercies; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 131

Psalm-prayer. Almighty Lord, suffer us not to be lifted up with worldly pride; but Thou who art meek and lowly of heart, teach us to agree in that holy conduct which is pleasing unto Thee; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 132

Psalm-prayer. Remember us, Almighty God, in all our goings-in, and clothe us with priestly righteousness, that we may be fit to be brought into Thine everlasting tabernacles; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 133

Psalm-prayer. Pour, O Lord, upon Thy Church the charity of brotherly love and peace amongst us, that sprinkled with the dew of spiritual anointing, we may rejoice in the grace of Thy blessing; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 134

Psalm-prayer. All we Thy servants, O Lord, blessing Thee, make our prayer, that Thou wouldest vouchsafe to enlighten us, shrouded in the night of this world, that while we lift up our hands in prayer, we may obtain abundant blessing from Thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 135

Psalm-prayer. O God of surpassing sweetness, whom the whole earth praiseth because of Thy merciful pleasantness, we beseech Thee to take away from us the error of vain superstition, that we may be joined unto Thy will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 136

Psalm-prayer. Almighty God, remember our low estate, and have mercy upon us, and as Thou didst in time of old give our fathers their enemiesí land for an heritage, so set us free from sin, and bestow Thine heritage upon us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 137

Psalm-prayer. O God, Almighty Looser of our captivity, grant that we may sing Thy praise with spiritual harmony, so that the lifting up of Thy right hand may restore to heavenly citizenship those whom the load of sin exiles from Thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 138

Psalm-prayer. Multiply Thy strength, O Lord, in the souls of Thy humble servants, that while we ever worship Thee in Thy holy temple, we may, together with Thy holy angels, rejoice in beholding Thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 139

Psalm-prayer. O God, protector of heaven and earth, in whose death hell was harrowed, by whose rising again the multitude of saints was gladdened; at whose ascension the host of angels exulted; we make our prayer to the exceeding might of so much glory, that led in the way everlasting, we may be protected by that arm wherein Thine honoured friends rejoice with Thee in heaven; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 140

Psalm-prayer. O God, strength of our salvation, defend Thy Church from the deadly poison of sectarians, that overshadowed by Thee, we may never be entangled by the cords of the enemy; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 141

Psalm-prayer. Hearken to our voice, O Lord, as we cry unto Thee; reprove us, not in anger, but in mercy when we sin; set a watch before our mouth, and suffer not our heart to incline to words of sin and wickedness, but cause our tongue to rejoice evermore in Thy glorious praise; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 142

Psalm-prayer. O Lord, we make our prayer unto Thee with a lowly voice, beseeching Thy lovingkindness, that by Thy help, who art our hope, we may obtain with Thine elect a portion in the land of the living; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 143

Psalm-prayer. O God, who madest joy to be heard in the morning of Thy holy resurrection, when, returning from the grave, Thou filledst the earth with gladness, after leaving it in darkness, we beseech the unspeakable majesty of Thy power, that as Thou madest the apostolic band rejoice then in Thy holy arising, so Thou wouldst enlighten with the brightness of heavenly radiance Thy Church, which with outstretched hands implores Thy mercy; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 144

Psalm-prayer. Teach us, O Lord, to resist our hurtful sins with spiritual weapons, lest, made subject to earthly vanity, we be drawn from the governance of Thy Word; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 145

Psalm-prayer. O Lord, ruler of all ages, who ministerest spiritual food to our soul in due season; grant that we may evermore bless Thee, and faithfully speak of Thy majesty unto the sons of men; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 146

Psalm-prayer. O glorious and almighty God, in whom the souls of the blessed place all the confidence of their hope, grant that we, enlightened by Thy help, may be able to love Thee always with a pure mind; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 147

Psalm-prayer. O God, builder of the heavenly Jerusalem, who both numberest the multitude of the stars, and callest them all by their names; heal, we pray Thee, them that are broken of heart, gather together the outcasts, and enrich us with Thine infinite wisdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 148

Psalm-prayer. O God, supreme and most high power of the heavenly dwellings, grant unto Thy servants that as all things which we behold were created by Thy command, so what Thou commandest may be observed under Thy keeping; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 149

Psalm-prayer. O God, author of all goodness, who beautifiest all meekness that humbly confesseth Thee, grant that as Thou makest the saints to be joyful in glory, so Thou wouldst vouchsafe to keep the present Church undefiled by the pleasures of this world; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalm 150

Psalm-prayer. O God, Thyself the sweetest song of our harmony, who biddest us utter the notes of our heart, at one time with breathings, at another with weepings, grant that as we sing them together with spiritual devotion, we may be numbered in everlasting choirs, and praise Thee with all saints; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.


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